2013 HOLDEN CHEVROLET MALIBU
The all-new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu has made its way to Australia landing in the hands of Holden’s engineering team, to assist in the calibration of the mid-size sedan for both the local and global markets outside of North America which was recruited by General Motors.
The Australian team is working on the Malibu at Holden’s Lang Lang Proving Ground in the State of Victoria while also evaluating the car on public roads. GM said Holden will continue development of Malibu until the end of 2012.
2011 RENAULT MEGANE RS TROPHY
Renault is raising the stakes with the presentation of a hotter version of its Renault Sport Megane boasting more power under its hood. The Megane RS Trophy is a special edition version of the standard model with a limited production run of 500 cars. Renault is quick to note that the Trophy is not a successor to the hardcore R26R, which leaves the door open to a more extreme variant in the near future.
The most significant change brought by the Trophy is the modified 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine sporting a higher maximum turbo pressure (from 2.3 bar to 2.5 bar) and a new air intake system. As a result, output is boosted by 15HP and peak torque by 20Nm over the standard car for a total of 265-horses and 360Nm (265 lb-ft).
2011 Renault Megane RS Trophy come with interior, it is fitted with Recaro bucket seats available in fabric or leather, while it also gets an R.S. Monitor providing onboard data-logging system records for a range of mechanical parameters in real-time.